I was privileged to speak recently at a Diaspora Mission Consultation in Columbia, South Carolina. “What in the world is that?” The idea was to encourage unity among Christians across cultural and denominational lines. For what purpose? To encourage all of us to reach out beyond our own cultural groups to share the love of Christ with all others.
It was a great time, and included stories from different ethnic communities about how God is at work. It is a great encouragement to see the breadth of the body of Christ, and be reminded that God is at work among all the nations of the earth, including those whom He is bringing here to America.
Mehari Korcho, who gathered the planning team that organized the event, will serve as our intern staff this year. It is a privilege to have him on our staff. Mehari challenged leaders to repent of only looking after their own group, based on his own journey in which God led him to repent of only ministering to Ethiopians. What a strong word for us today!